Elaborate Antique Upright Spinning Wheel for French Fashion DollElaborate Antique Upright Spinning Wheel for French Fashion DollElaborate Antique Upright Spinning Wheel for French Fashion DollElaborate Antique Upright Spinning Wheel for French Fashion DollElaborate Antique Upright Spinning Wheel for French Fashion DollElaborate Antique Upright Spinning Wheel for French Fashion DollElaborate Antique Upright Spinning Wheel for French Fashion DollElaborate Antique Upright Spinning Wheel for French Fashion Doll

In the manner of the finest miniature furnishings originating from the Brittany region of France is this wonderful upright spinning wheel. It is a perfect folk art miniature in every way - even down to its functioning foot pedal and turning wheel. I am sure that an expert could add cording to properly thread it for spinning once again. The piece appears to be made of turned oak with a dark stain and highlighted with contrasting ornamental stylized flowers and finials. A few minor bits are missing: there was certainly a tall spindle originally that is now gone, two of the little dangling pieces beneath the base are no longer there, and a few of the carved ornaments are chipped or missing. But, none of these flaws minimize the impact that this stately piece would have in a doll display, especially of fashion dolls in regional costumes. I have photographed the spinning wheel with Mlle. Lily, who is wearing her gardening frock and stands 18" tall for scale purposes.

The entire piece measures 13 1/2" tall and a maximum of 9 3/4" wide and 5 1/2" deep (34 x 24.5 x 14 cm). The foot pedal is painted with the word "Strasbourg", which is a picturesque city in the north of France near the border with Germany. One could certainly imagine this wheel being purchased there long ago as a souvenir of a delightful stay. Now it is just waiting to be displayed once more. Note: I have cleaned the original finish on this piece so that it will show to its best advantage.

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Elaborate Antique Upright Spinning Wheel for French Fashion Doll

$725

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